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Author Topic:   IMCA Stockcar and tubular uppers
istock59
Member
posted November 18, 2003 05:22 PM
The cat's out of the bag for a 2004 rule change. Go to www.speedwaymotors.com and do a part number search on 910-34393


superdave
Member
posted November 18, 2003 07:19 PM
Good eye! You missed one though.

Good luck,
Superdave

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istock59
Member
posted November 18, 2003 08:19 PM
You probably mean the aftermarket Pinto spindles with the IMCA stamp on them. I seen it, but it don't mean a thing to use Stockcar boys...

Or is there another Stockcar rule I missed? Come on SuperDave, spill it! LOL...

superdave
Member
posted November 18, 2003 09:04 PM
Hobby...


MEANGENE83
Member
posted November 18, 2003 10:18 PM
I think you mean the carburetor, right?


racer17j
Member
posted November 18, 2003 10:32 PM
hey what do you know my carb is legal now but i'm sure they need an imca stamp on that to make it legal tho too


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted November 18, 2003 10:37 PM
Since when are metric frame parts hard to get as claimed in the speedway description?


racer17j
Member
posted November 18, 2003 11:55 PM
i think it was down on the memo section of the check they gave them lol


zeroracing
Member
posted November 18, 2003 11:59 PM
I don't think they're hard to find. But several of the one's I've got are terrrible thin from all the rust.

I've already got a pair of tubulars on order from Speedway. We'll see what they're like in a day or so.

superdave
Member
posted November 19, 2003 10:04 AM
Just my opinion.

The carb idea is great from a tech and racers standpoint. No more opinions or arguments of whether a carb has been worked or not. Go/no-go gauges are something everyone can do. Anyone can measure venturi diameter, booster inner and outer diameter and height to be sure their carb is legal. The price on the Speedway carb didn't change. I looked in the printed catalog also. You don't need one to win a race that's for sure. I've DQ'ed racers for having them on in the past but none were ever on a winner.

The a-frame deal is a better deal than a salvage a-frame. I know someone will tell me about how they have been getting them for $20 but too many are paying way more than that. It will probably just be an option. I used www.car-part.com to search salvage yards and Iowa's lowest price was $38.50. Texas' lowest price was $45. The uppers seem to get bent the most frequently so a more durable part that still maintains the stock geometry is a good idea.

The IMCA marked pinto spindle ensures that the geometry of the spindle is the same as a stock one. Previously you had to buy the aftermarket ones in pairs and now you can just buy the one you need. I did find Pinto spindles for $25 -$35 on www.car-part.com in AZ and NC. Even with shipping that's a good deal. You don't have to buy the Speedway unit but at least if you don't you know the $100 unit isn't any faster than your salvage yard one.

Good luck,
Superdave

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superdave
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posted November 19, 2003 10:20 AM
FYI the company that owns www.car-part.com owns a huge salvage yard network that yards use to sell parts to each other. I know they recently purchased another big salvage yard network and hopefully they will be adding those yards to their website soon.

Good luck,
Superdave


racer17j
Member
posted November 19, 2003 07:33 PM
wow i'm finally gonna agree with dave on something lol i have been running a speedway carb for 2 years now and it's no better then the guys that have the bus carbs that have been worked a bit but still pass the go no go gauge.


stockcar5
Member
posted November 21, 2003 08:39 PM
i wonder why imca wont let us run the shock through the upper a arm if your running tubulars? seems like the best way to mount it. we cant do that but we can mount them up on top of the upper a-arm?

luke



istock59
Member
posted November 22, 2003 03:04 PM
I looked and looked at that the other night, Stockcar5, before I seen the full rules in writing. Without trimming away some of the frame, there just ain't enough room for a shock up thru the middle of the arm anyhow.


66jj
Member
posted November 22, 2003 05:02 PM
Ok this makes me ask another question.

Why dont you guys cut your frame to expose the top of the spring?? It makes it so you can change them really easy?? I dont see anything in the rules about it either??

If you run your shock thru it the shock will hit the a arm by the ball joint when jacked up on the rf.

istock59
Member
posted November 22, 2003 09:06 PM
I guess I dunno 66jj, I really thought it was against the rules. Cutting out what you said would allow enough room for the shock thru the center, not that it matters.


eborcim
Member
posted November 23, 2003 05:18 PM
Strength. The OEM won't take much abuse before bending.


cautrell05
Member
posted November 25, 2003 09:26 PM
The upper arms from an S-10 and a metric are the same.